Some people may ask, “is leaf removal even important?”, or “why, they are just leaves?”. Aside from making your neighbors happy by not being the only home on the street who decided not to dispose of their leaves, there are actual benefits to your lawn!
Some of the benefits your lawn gains through leaf removal are:
-Allowing the lawn to “breathe”, a thick layer of leaves laying on top of the lawn all winter can smother the lawn
-You wont be inviting unwanted growth or visitors! A layer of leaves left for long periods can invite unwanted guests like pests, or cause molds to start growing
-Nutrients like: air, water, and sun, which are necessary for the health of your lawn will not be able to easily reach the root system if a layer of leaves is left
Leaf removal is one step to maintaining healthy grass!